This is a failed sea wall. No doubt about it. When the waters of Lake Martin are at full summer pool, structural problems like this may by hard to spot. But when the lake level is lowered in the winter, mayhem is revealed.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that winter is a great time to work on these issues. Henderson & Coker Contractors of Alex City have been hired to replace this failed wooden seawall with a concrete sea wall, and they’ve agreed to let me video the process. I followed a project of theirs in 2011 where they built a new seawall around a large peninsula that had never had a seawall. This time I thought it would be interesting to see how they deal with replacing an existing seawall.
Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 of this series and I bet you’ll have a new appreciation for the importance of a seawall, and the importance of a professional sea wall installation. So much of the value of a Lake Martin waterfront property is tied to the dirt it sits on. It pays to get it right.
While I don’t build sea walls at Lake Martin, I do sell homes. I’d love to be your realtor, and I’d love to discuss Lake Martin real estate with you. Give me a call at (334) 221-5862, or CLICK HERE to contact me.